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If there’s anything I’ve learned since becoming a mom, it’s that every baby and parent is different, and what works for one mom might not work for another. I knew I was blessed with a semigood sleeper right from the beginning. Even early on, my husband and I were having to wake him up sometimes for a feeding — until my sister who is a mom of three basically told me I was nuts and to let my kid sleep if he wants to sleep. That being said, once he was 8 weeks old and still waking up every couple of hours, I knew it was time to do some research.
I was following @takingcarababies on Instagram and found her newborn tips insightful and nonjudgemental, so I decided to take her online newborn class. What I liked about this class was first, it’s not sleep training! It’s really just teaching you to calm a fussy baby. Second, it works for breastfeeding moms. And third, it explains the importance of a routine versus schedule.
While Cara’s blog proved to be a great resource for me, I’ll also say that a big part of developing our own nighttime routine was about getting the right products to set us up for success. Amazon is such a great destination for shopping out affordable baby sleeping products that are effective (just read through the thousands of rave reviews for further proof) and designed to accommodate every type of baby. Ahead, shop our picks for the best baby sleep products on Amazon that’ll help your baby (and honestly your whole household) sleep more soundly.
— Additional reporting by Kyley Warren